[CentOS] Formatting a large disk

Sun Sep 23 17:53:14 UTC 2007
William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com>

On Sun, 2007-09-23 at 21:43 +0400, Rajeev R Veedu wrote:
> I need to install Centos on a machine with 3tb raid disk. (3 ware raid
> card) Could someone in the list suggest a utility for partition this
> disk. I would like to have the whole disk in 1 partition and format it
> for ext3. The default partitioning utility doesn’t do this. The OS
> sits on another SATA disk and each time during the installation it
> doesn’t format the full disk which is 3TB. 

Try leaving the whole disk unpartitioned. Most *ix systems will work
fine with raw dvices.

Then in your fstab, use /dev/hda or sda, etc. instead of had1, sda1, ...

I've not tried it, but I think LVM might be comfy with this too. But I
don't know if they have put code demanding partition information into
their software.

> Could someone suggest another disk partitioning utility (other than
> fdisk) please?

I've seen gparted recommended on this list. Use google with the
"site:centos.org" argument and you'll probably find the details.

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